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celebration

Syllabification: cel·e·bra·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌseləˈbrāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of celebration in English:

noun

The action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity: the birth of his son was a cause for celebration a birthday celebration
More example sentences
  • It seems the smaller the town the bigger the pride and the more the events of celebration.
  • It's the final morning and so in celebration we order the full Irish Breakfast from the comfort of our bed.
  • We were simply there to paint the town red by way of celebration for Stuart's birthday.
Synonyms
commemoration, observance, marking, keeping

Origin

early 16th century: from Latin celebratio(n-), from the verb celebrare (see celebrate).

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